Mar 26, 2011 6:00am EDT
roe sieve and leaves behind salt deposits. the u.s. is sending 500,000 gallons of fresh water to help cool it down. >> president obama is said to speak to the nation monday night to discuss his decision for military operations in labia. he will speak at 7:30 from the national defense university in southwest d.c. the fighting continues as rebel forces battle to capture the city. british planes are dropping bombs on moammar gadhafi's tanks. >>> the protests rage on in syria as demonstrators are calling for the asad family to step down after four decades of rule. prompting more outrage. the city has seen the most of the violence but there are reports of protesters being killed in damascus. the recent uprising in tunisia and egypt are the inspiration behind their call to freedom. >>> do you remember your high school graduation speaker? seniors at one local high school will never forget theirs, likely. which small school landed the first lady for their commencement address? >>> talk about getting the royal treatment, why one local charity can't wait for prince william can't wait for prince
Mar 27, 2011 9:00am EDT
husband convicted in 1985 for financial fraud. twice ferraro ran for u.s. senate but failed. then in 1998 she was diagnosed with an incurable form of bone marrow cancer. >> i don't want to have a big "c" on my face because that's not me. i'm still going to go on and do the things i do. >> and she did. a writer and political commentator. a grandmother who said she looked back with no regrets. >> my marriage has been spectacular. my kids were wonderful. and i look at what comes next. and for me i believe strongly in an afterlife. so i'm perfectly -- i'm literally perfectly content. >> reporter: geraldine ferraro gave women a big victory just being in the race. kelly o'donnell, nbc news, washington. >>> such a rich life. moving on now. hydrant hooplah. still ahead, why these women are celebrating a brand-new fire hydrant. >> and the icc may not be completed just yet but you wouldn't know that if you trust wouldn't know that if you trust one popular website. i can't say enough about them. i can go in, get the things i need, and i know i'm saving money. why would i shop anywhere else? at giant
Mar 5, 2011 6:00am EST
to obtain warrants for a suspect and today, the u.s. marshalls apprehended him. >> reporter: they followed the man in downtown new haven. when he threw a cigarette butt in the street, police and u.s. marshalls carefully picked it up and sent it for dna testing. they say it is a match from evidence recovered from an investigate that involves assaults on 17 known and suspected victims. the first crime occurred in 1997 in forestville, maryland. the most recent was the terrifying gunpoint sexual assault on halloween, 2009 behind a shopping center in woodbridge, virginia. >> we decided we needed to have a task force so all the detectives and agencies could communicate and put the resources and cases together. >> reporter: sketches of the suspect in maryland, virginia, and virginia, states where the attacks occurred. >>> the website, insidenova.com report that he has already been charged in the commonwealth. > >>> 6:02. 40 degrees outside. i thought it was warmer. >> it feels warmer than yesterday because the moisture is higher. yesterday, crisp, dry air. you probably noticed clouds sneaking in.
Mar 6, 2011 9:00am EST
internet in the u.s. switching to fios was the best thing we've done in a long time. and my wife reminds me of that often. [ male announcer ] get fios tv, internet and phone for this great price, plus $100 back. call 1.866.699.fios. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities that's 1.866.699.3467. at 800-974-6006 tty/v. fios. a network ahead. >>> it's 9:14. watching all those rain drops fall as resident meteorologist chuck bell. >> a cloudy day outside. i wanted to give one quick correction. i was at kelly miller middle school in the bening section of northeast washington on friday. i said they were in anacostia, so i wanted to make sure i got that straight. >> a lot of people grew up in anacostia. >> well, once you get anacostia on the brain you just can't get it off. that's the tricky part. i wanted to give the kids a great shoutout. there's only one kelly miller elementary school. thanks for having me out there. we talked about the rain a little bit. is it going to rain all weekend. it's only going to rain on sunday. so far that has come to pass. more than enough cloud cover
Mar 26, 2011 9:00am EDT
on june 3rd. she will also visit several colleges this spring including the u.s. military academy at west point in new york and they say both quantico and west point graduation underscore her xhilt to the military and their families. >>> prince william and kate middleton's wedding is over a month. they are asking for unique gifts to help out charities around the world. one of the charities is here in washington. wendy rieger tells us how peace players international uses sport to unite people. >> i have to hand it to prince william and miss middleton, they are doing things smart. >> the brilliance of the royal couple is going to make a real difference for small charities like peace players international, a local group started by brendan tuohey and his brother, sean, ten years ago. it uses basketball to forge friendships among children in areas that are marked by generations of conflict. >>> sean, who came back to washington and pitched this idea, peace players international now has successful programs in northern ireland, south africa, israel. the west bank and cypress. they are not done.
Mar 27, 2011 6:00am EDT
sight. thank you. tomorrow night, president obama will address the nation about the u.s. role in the crisis in libya. rebels have reclaimed the city of achdabia. forces left after two days of attacks by the international coalition. the military pounded ground troops backed by leader moammar gadhafi but would not discuss more specific details. president obama called on the u.s. mission in liblibya. he's calling it a success on his weekly radio and internet address. he said it avoided a humanitarian catastrophe >> a woman stormed into a tripoli hotel distraught, yelling and crying. the woman told foreign report thaers libyan government troops tied her up and rapeded her. . >> her name is ima. she has a terrifying story to tell. she's been raped repeatedly, she says, by gadhafi's militia. she is shouting. somehow she's escaped and come to the hotel where the media is staying. but her moments of freedom are fleeting. the menacing man is from state security. journalists who try to intervene are pushed aside. in the melee, cameras are smashed. and i see one of the thugs pull a handg
Mar 5, 2011 9:00am EST
the billboards, the website and all the things that helped add to us being where we are today in the u.s. marshall's service making the arrest. >> authority say that thomas was arrested without incident at his home in addition to netting a suspect, the arrest cleared some 700 owe suspects. new haven police and other authorities have scheduled a news conference for later today. >>> it is 9:01 right now, 47 degrees outside. let's check in with chuck for a look at spring lailike weather. >> they are called snow bells. for once, i knew my flora and my fauna. the earliest of the spring flowers starting is to sneak up. a little bit of a green tip on some of the vines outside. hints of springtime coming. this is the first weekend of meteorological spring. march is a spring month. meteorological spring started on march 1st. our first spring weekend here in washington, well, it is going to feel like spring. at some level, it will look like spring as well. temperatures in the mid to upper 40s around town. 48, annapolis, 44, washington. 45 degrees manassas, 48 in winchester, virginia. here is a loo
Mar 6, 2011 6:00am EST
long will it be? >> no news. i don't know when they will go back home. >> u.s. military planes brought in aid and today took 312 refugees home to egypt. volunteers say much more is needed. >> people are taking from themselves now to give to these people. but it's not enough. we need more help. >> help they need some we want to go home. we want to return to our country. please help us. >> to complete their journey away from war. anne thompson, tunisia/libya border. >>> american libyans from the d.c. area say they plan to hold demonstrations like this one in days to come. they want to show solidarity. the group plans to hold a candlelight vigil each week night at 7:00. >>> two massive earthquakes will stunt new zealand's economic growth this year by 50%, according to the country's treasury. christchurch has been hit twice with devastating earthquakes in five months's time. last month's quake combined with one in december. it is expected to cost the country $11 billion and slow economic growth by 1.5%. that could put them into a technical resession. last month 6.3 magnitude quake is blame